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Ani DiFranco Quotes


An American Grammy Award-winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
(1970 - )

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Any tool is a weapon if you hold it right.
 

Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don't think its fair that I'm living for something I can't even define.
 

Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
 

God forbid you be an ugly girl, 'course too pretty is also your doom, 'cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.
 

I don't care if they eat me alive, I've got better things to do then survive.
 

I have something to prove, as long as I know there's something that needs improvement, and you know that everytime I move, I make a woman's movement.
 

I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort where we overlap.
 

I was blessed with a birth and a death, and I guess I just want some say in between.
[Blessed]
 

I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
[Able]
 

I've been a long time coming, and I'll be a long time gone. You've got your whole life to do something, and that's not very long.
 

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style. You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less.
 

If you like it, let it be, and if you don't please do the same.
 

In order to keep anything cultural, logical, or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it.
 

It seems that different people have an idea of what I am, and what I should be. And then there's me.
 

Just let me go, we have to be able to criticize what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if you're not trying to make something better, then as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.
[Able]
 

Love is a piano dropped from a fourth story window, and you were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 

Maybe you don't like your job, maybe you didn't get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there's no escape, there's no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.
 

Men make angry music and it's called rock-and-roll; women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they're angry and militant.
 

My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.
 

My songs are just little letters to me.
 


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